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>> i will be happy to get that information to you. my understanding is that the buses are full for that, but we will explore to see if that is possible, and i will get you the school by school specific information and i will see if i can grab it before the meeting is over. >> student delegate, wendy ly. >> so part of the board policy is to provide reasonable access to the students but i see that there are some schools with small service and more than four services with the reduced services. so my question is, you provided these alternatives to the yellow bus, but have you followed up with the students who aren't getting these opportunities like what are they doing. can they, do they have access to schools if the school bus route is not an alternative? if they can can't walk or bike
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to school what other alternatives do they have besides muni? >> thank you very much. i think that is a really good question. part of the in prior years, we weren't able to follow up as directly with the students because we did not know who was riding the bus but this year we have that information and so we are planning to send letters and work directly with the families who will be impacted and that is one of the reasons that we want to do it before the enrollment fair so that the children will have the opportunity and the families will have the opportunity to consider information before the enrollment cycle begin and so that is part of the work that we have to do and kind of implementing these changes. >> commissioner norton? >> the other question that i thought of was, around after school, because part of this right has been, i mean, it is trying to figure out how to
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build capacity at school sites for after school. do we have any? i mean, are the sites that are still receiving busing for after school programs, are they... do they still not have capacity on sight to accommodate students? or is there still... i mean, i guess, what information do we have about students' preferences whether to stay on campus or go somewhere else and capacity are we building any capacity as far as after school? >> yes, and that is exactly the kind of work that we need to do this year and plan to do and the kind of questions that question need to explore to be sure that the transportation services are kind of addressing the needs of students and taking into account the need for after school. so, that work is something that is currently, there are discussions about and we are planning to go deeper with that work this year.
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>> commissioner? >> you are on. >> thank you. >> i wanted to, i don't have the report in front of me so i will have to look at it when i return and probably have follow up questions. but i appreciate what i heard about the goals that we have, but i would like to see, you know, i have to say that i presumed that over time in these three years, we are going to stop transportation to private after school programs. so, i need to see why we are not proposing to do that. and if it means that we are giving up any, you know, that we are trading that off, against busing to our own after school programs or other, or maybe transportation to or from school to home transportation from some school, because of the capacity of the buses and the system. so, that is the main thing i
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would be interested in. and also i want to say that again, i have not seen it, but particularly i am interested in that we are expanding transportation for middle schools to support the feeders. i think that is probably really a good idea. i don't know that i understand enough, i would like to understand more about how that is going to work and what that might mean. commissioner fewer? >> yes, you know, what? since commissioner wynns brought that up, i thought that we did have a conversation about possibly phasing out the transportation to privately run after school programs and trying to offer programs at every school site instead. so, i think that we should get an update on that. i thought that we were in agreement that was going to happen because quite frankly if we were prioritizing where we were going to bus to, this would not be a top priority to
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provide transportation to privately run after school programs. and giving transportation to those students that would not be my top choice, when we see students from the bay view getting transportation cut to their schools or from the schools. another question that i just have is also have we alerted muni about these proposed changes? i have heard recently many complaints about the transportation to high schools and that many students arrive late to school because they simply cannot even get on the bus. that so many schools are along certain particular lines of transportation where they are just heavily impacted and all at the same time. and therefore, many students are late for school, so they say, i am just kidding. they are late for school because they can't get on the bus and the buses actually pass them up. so you know that we have, probably the majority of our students rely on muni to get to school and i wonder if we could
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revisit our relationship with muni and what happens it has worked out sometimes where it has been generous enough to have buses especially in the case of the middle school and george washington high school that there is a 38 that is dedicated just to the students when you have you know, 1100 kids being dismissed at the same time at a school. there are over 2,000 students that were able to coordinate that. but however, i have been hearing to school that they are having a lot of issues around this. so as you know, when you are late they miss class and so i think that we maybe can be more efficient and we have maybe a better conversation or conversations with muni and align the school schedules with the needs and i think that some principals actually have done an assessment of what or how many students ride which line and they have a pretty good idea. and so maybe we can work with them on this as we are working with them about this...
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>> did we just... >> about the transportation plans. >> thanks. just gave you a whole bunch of stuff to do. >> thank you. >> miss okeff i know that this is not the easyist thing to do because this could be many different perspectives on what we should be cutting and what we should be keeping. but i do want to commend the staff for honoring the goal of reducing the number of buses that we are using. because when we have started this discussion, and i probably started it when i first got on the school board and asked us to move into this for years before it actually got it implemented, but, we all know that we had a lot more buses out there running lines, and then we were getting reimbursed
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for. and when we were not getting reimbursed for it, that means that we have to take money away from the classrooms. and so we, just to remind people the big picture here is that we are trying to keep as much of the funding in the classroom as possible rather than spending it on transportation and some of the transportation lines ended up to be very inefficient in regards to having only a few kids get on those lines. and those were easy to eliminate. now it is tougher where we have to make tough choices. so, good luck. >> okay. thank you very much. >> there is no more comments on this? >> we don't have to take a vote, do we? >> let's see. i think that this is the end of this discussion. and we are going to move on to
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item n, consent calendar resolutions tonight. and none, tonight. >> item o, we are moving on commissioner, wynns. >> item o, vote on consent calendar moved and seconded under section f. roll call? >> on the consent calendar? >> yes. >> miss ly. >> yes. >> miss wong. >> yes. >> miss fewer. >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> yes. >> miss mendoza and murase. >> yes. >> miss wynns. >> aye. >> and mr. yee. >> aye. >> item p, consent calendar resolutions severed for board discussion and immediate action, i think was one, commissioner maufus? thank you, president yee.
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thank you, i just had a question and this is very similar to the questions that i always ask, this description of services coordination of academic intervention and volunteer support for struggling students, could i get more detail on that? thank you. >> thank you, commissioner. this is margaret khu, assistant superintendent. >> and so greten elementary school has a reading intervention program that is supported by the pta and parent volunteers. and so they do school-wide sst to identify the needs of all students and then they do quarterly ssds to focus on students who are struggling in reading. and so the teachers in an sst team identify the reading needs of the students and the teacher gives the information of what
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students need to a coordinator. and this coordinator would coordinate support for parents and schedule the parents to go into the classrooms to help with guided reading. and this consultant would train all of the parent volunteers in guided read techniques and also training the parents in the school that has all of the leveled books in the building, every level book in the building and so the volunteers can look up the website, identify, which books the students would need to read, and then go into the classroom to support the reading in the classroom. that is what it is. this is paid for by pta. >> i am grateful that the pta is able to do that. and how do they report back? i mean, can i... i guess that i am sort of curious how this is impacting the classroom and is this the first time that we have used miss stern and do
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they have a track record? i would love to see documentation? >> of the success. >> and students, assessed on a regular basis by the teacher using funder and fenel. the reading accessment by the teacher and so the teacher tracks the reading progress of every student, particularly the focal students. >> thank you. >> okay. >> roll call please. >> thank you. >> miss ly. >> yes. >> miss wong. >> yes. >> miss fewer in >> yeah. >> miss maufus? >> yes. >> miss mendoza dr. murase? >> aye. >> miss norton? >> yes. >> miss wynns? >> yes. >> mr. yee, aye. >> six ayes. >> on q, superintendent's proposals first reading, none, item r, none tonight. item s, board members reports,
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standing committee report augmented, buildings grounds and service committee of october, 15, 201 2, commissioner murase. >> report from the augmented building and ground service committee we had two items presentation for the design of the new willie brown jr. middle school including the site plan, the exterior design the materials and finishes. we were fully briefed on how much community involvement was present in the design of the buildings. we were shown very cool computer graphics that led us on a virtual tour of what willie brown will look like. it is very exciting to see this, you know, brand new middle school come to life, at least in the presentation. the architects showed the kinds
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of finishes and colors that will be incorporated into the design. what i found most interesting was, one of the biggest messages about the design of the school was that it would incorporate elements of restorative practice and circle and sort of really facilitate conversation and dialogues based on this school district's emphasis on that. it was really very exciting. secondly, we discussed future agenda items for the committee and the meeting schedule for november and december. so the next meeting of building and grounds will be on monday, november 19th, at 6:00 and i really do urge my colleagues on this school board to come to that meeting. we will be talking about... i am sorry, number 1 6? >> you said december 19th? >> november... >> i thought that you said december. >> november 19th.
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>> we will be discussing 1950 mission, and other properties that are currently being unused and we have a very detailed plan on how to move forward. so we will do want everybody's feedback. we anticipate having an action item at that meeting to be able to make a recommendation to the full board. so it really is the venue to talk about use of those properties that are not currently being actively used. >> thank you. >> thank you, commissioner murase. >> are there any board delegates to the board to report? all other reports by board members? commissioner maufus? >> thank you, president yee, i want to remind everyone from the city select meeting is this
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thursday, october 25, at 3:30 room 250 at city hall. it is chaired by supervisor campos and chui and commissioner mendoza and myself and we have one item and that is our ag requirements. >> i believe that there is a budget committee meeting on november the 8th. >> president yee, we are waiting for confirmation of that meeting, i believe pending a question about commissioner wynn's availability and the regular meeting of the budget and business services committee would fall on wednesday, november 7th. we have requested consideration of moving that meeting one day later to thursday november 8th, and i believe commissioner
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wynns is reresearching her ability and rewill finalize it. >> thank you, we are finished with this section? >> commissioner? >> yes, go ahead. >> i want to announce that the rules committee meeting. the october rules committee meeting was canceled because we need to get the rest of the elections to get the report from the advocates in sacramento, because we are not really ready with the recommendations on the policy work of our staff working with the fda, but we also we schedule that meeting for november the 14th. and that will be our one rules committee meeting unless something or some emergency comes up between now and the middle of the year. >> wynns there is going to be
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earlier than normal. >> 4 to 6 p.m. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. let's move on to item t. >> report of closed section, actions, closed sections actions of october 16, 201 3:singer the board of education by a vote of six ayes and one absent. wynns approved a contract for one director and the vote of five aye and two absent, mendoza and wynns approved the agreement in the amount of $7525 nthe board of commission by the vote of six aye and one absent, wynns approved the terms of the settlement agreement in the amount of $35,000. in the matter of al verses san
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francisco unified school district, the vote of 6 ayes and one absent wins, approved the terms of the settlement agreement of the amount of 28,400. ethe board of education by six aye and one absent wins the approve of one intent to dismiss a certified certificate employee two accounts were approved by a vote of six ayes and one absent of wynns and two were approved by a vote of 4 aye and two nays and maufus and murase and two absent. >> item u, no other staff reports tonight. and in adjournment, i would like to adjourn in memory of gloria donahu, retired secretary, and administrative support from school operations. glora passed away on october 14th, after suffering a stroke
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visiting lake tahoe. at her side was her daughter as well as her niece, nephew, grand niece and several other living family members. glora gave this district, loyal and dedicated service for more than 20 years. she worked in the high school division for mean years under the leadership of greg bender, quinn chan and jim quinn and frank tom. she later worked in the human resources department under michael mendana. she was a person full of life who loved spending her summers at the russian river traveling up to paris with friends, laughing reminiscing with her sisters. >> she was a beloved member of the golden girls district group and leaves behind many school district friends. the board of education and the
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superintendent of schools extends sincere condolences to the donahu family. meeting adowneder. meeting adjourned. >> i'm your host of "culturewire," and today, here at electric works in san francisco. nice to see you today. thanks for inviting us in and showing us your amazing facility today. >> my pleasure. >> how long has electric works
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been around? >> electric works has been in san francisco since the beginning of 2007. we moved here from brisbane from our old innovation. we do printmaking, gallery shows, and we have a fabulous retail store where there are lots of fun things to find. >> we will look at all of that as we walk around. it is incredible to me how many different things you do. how is it you identify that san francisco was in need of all these different services? >> it came from stepping out of graduate school in 1972. i wrote a little thing about how this is an idea, how our world should work. it should have printmaking, archiving, a gallery. it should have a retail store. in 1972, i wanted to have art sales, point-of-sale at the grocery store. >> so you go through the
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manifesto. with the bay area should have. you are making art incredibly accessible in so many different ways, so that is a good segue. let's take a walk around the facilities. here we are in your gallery space. can you tell me about the current show? >> the current show is jeff chadsey. he is working on mylar velum, a smooth, beautiful drawing surface. i do not know anyone that draws as well as he does. it is perfect, following the contours and making the shape of the body. >> your gallery represents artists from all over, not just the bay area, an artist that work in a lot of different media. how to use some of what you look for in artists you represent? >> it is dependent on people are confident with their materials. that is a really important thing.
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there is enough stuff in the world already. >> you also have in his current show an artist who makes sculpture out of some really interesting types of materials. let's go over and take a look at that. here we are in a smaller space. project gallery. >> artists used the parameters of this space to find relationships between the work that is not out in the big gallery. >> i noticed a lot of artists doing really site-specific work. >> this is a pile of balloons, something that is so familiar, like a child's balloon. in this proportion, suddenly, it becomes something out of a dream. >> or a nightmare. >> may be a nightmare. >> this one over here is even harder to figure out what the initial material is. >> this is made out of puffy paint. often, kids use it to decorate
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their clothes. she has made all these lines of paint. >> for the pieces we are looking at, is there a core of foam or something in the middle of these pieces that she built on top of? >> i'm not telling. >> ah, a secret. >> this silver is aluminum foil, crumbled of aluminum foil. her aesthetic is very much that quiet, japanese spatial thing that i really admire. their attention to the materiality of the things of the world. >> this is a nice juxtaposition you have going on right now. you have a more established artists alongside and emerging artists. is that something important to you as well? >> very important in this space, to have artists who really have not shown much. now let's look at other aspects of electric works operation.
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let's go to the bookstore. >> ok. >> in all seriousness, here we are in your store. this is the first space you encounter when you come in off the street. it has evolved since you open here into the most amazingly curious selection of things. >> this was the project for the berkeley art museum. it was -- this is from william wiley's retrospective, when he got up onstage to sing a song, 270 people put on the cat. >> it is not just a bookstore. it is a store. can you talk us through some of your favorites? >> these are made in china, but they are made out of cattails. >> these pieces of here, you have a whale head and various animals and their health over there, and they are jewelry. >> we do fund raisers for
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nonprofits, so we are doing a project for the magic theater, so there are some pretty funny cartoons. they are probably not for prime time. >> you sort of have a kind of holistic relationship where you might do merchandise in the store that promotes their work and practice, and also, prince for them. maybe we should go back and look at the print operation now. >> let's go. >> before we go into the print shop, i noticed some incredible items you have talked back here. what are we standing in front of? >> this is william wiley, only one earth. this is a print edition. there are only eight total, and what we wanted to do was expand the idea of printmaking.
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this is really an art object. there we go. >> besides the punball machine, what do you produce in limited edition? >> there is the slot machine. if you win the super jackpot, you have saved the world. >> what about work? >> the right design, it was three volumes with lithographs in each volume. the cab of count dracula with 20 lithographs inside and lined with beaver fur. really special. >> let's move on to the print shop. >> ok. the core of what we do is making things. this is an example. this is a print project that will be a fund-raiser for the
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contemporary music players. we decided to put it in the portfolio so you could either frame at or have it on your bookshelf. >> so nonprofits can come to you, not just visual are nonprofits, but just nonprofits can come to you, and you will produce prints for them to sell, and the profits, they can keep. >> the return on investment is usually four times to 10 times the amount of investment. this is for the bio reserve in mexico, and this is one of the artists we represent. >> you also make prints for the artists that you represent. over here are some large prints by a phenomenal artist. >> he writes these beautiful things. anyone who has told you paradise is a book of rules is -- has only appeared through the windows. this is from all over coffee. we are contract per